On Facebook I’m part of a group devoted to people who are devoted to their dachshunds, and a while ago a fellow member posted about a bed with an attached blanket which created a bit of a cave for her dogs. Dachshunds love to dig and tunnel, and one of mine seems especially keen on burying himself in blankets, with just his tail sticking out.
When I got a new pillow, I decided to make a similar kind of ‘tunnel bed’ for my dogs, mostly so I could have a little bed near my computer when I work. (Of course, they still have their bedroom beds too! Spoiled dogs!)
It’s basically just a zippered pillowcase, with a lined blanket over top, and stitched down in the side seams. The top blanket isn’t as tall as the pillowcase, but much wider, allowing for more wiggle room underneath. I used quilting flannel (flannelette) leftover from the dog blankets I made last year for gifts, and from a quilt I’m making for myself as well! The pillow slips into the zippered pillowcase, but can come out easily for laundering.